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varying time of ignition. The
U. S. primer is a strictly chem
ical compound that acts with
Where fulminate of mercury
is used, ground glass is also
used. Ground glass is difficult
to mix with mercury and its
effect is not only to wear down
the rifling, but also to cool the
primer flame by absorbing about
16$ of the heat
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GOOD JOKE ON DOCTOR WILEY
Darky Coachman Probably Did Not
Mean to Be Sarcastic But the Re
mark Seemed Personal.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, our foremost
pure food expert, tells of a trip he
made to a place in Carolina to make
a propagandist speech. It goes some
thing like this:
"I checked my bag at the station,
and engaged an old darky hackman to
drive me to the hall. He seemed
very much worried over by lack of
“ ‘Most every g.ut what comes
here's got something to sell,’ he said.
‘Maybe youse got something to sell.
“ ‘Oh, yes,’ I told him, ‘lve got some
thing tc sell.’ For a moment he
seemed satisfied. But his curiosity got
the better of him, and he broke out
with another question:
“ ‘What might dat something be you
got to sell, boss?” he asked.
“I thought it over for a while, and
decided that I should have to give
some kind of an answer, so I said, ‘I
sell wit and wisdom.’
"The old negro scratched his head
‘‘‘Well, boss,' he said finally, ‘you
is de first man I ever toted what
didn’t carry no samples.’ ” —National
Little Lillian’B parents were well to
do, and kept several servants. She was
allowed to go for a visit to a friend's
house whose family did their own
housework. When Lillian returned
home, she was telling her mother
about the good time the had.
“But, mother, dear,” confided the
child, solemnly, “they do one thing
that is very dreadful! I hate to tell
you about it, for it is really kind of
cruel, and I’m afraid you won't let me
go there again.”
"Why, Lillian,” urged the mother, in
some alarm, “you must tell me, dear.”
“Well, mother,' replied the child, in
a shocked whisper, "they use their
own grandmother for a cook!”—Har
Tne Young Idea.
Johnny was putting some questions
to his father on the subject of astron
omy, in the course of which he asked
if the moon was inhabited.
"Oh, yes," said the parent; “there
.ire people living in the moon.”
"Are there many?” queried the
“Yes, lots," was the reply; “far more
than in this world.”
"Why, then," said the youth, “aren’t
they crowded a good deal at half
Coffee Ails Vanish Before Postum.
It seems almost too good to be
true, the way headache, nervousness,
insomnia, and many other obscure
troubles vanish when coffee is dis
missed and Postum used as the regu
The reason is cleur. Coffee con
tains a poisonous a mg—caffeine —
which causes the trouble, but Postum
contains only the food elements in
choice hard wheat with a little mo
A Fhila. man grew enthusiastic and
wrote as follows:
"Until IS months ago 1 used coffee
regularly every day ands iffered from
headache, bitter taste in my mouth,
and indigestion; was gloomy and irri
table, had variable or absent appetite,
loss of flesh, depressed in spirits, etc.
*T attribute these things to coffee,
because since I quit it and have drank
Postum I feel better than I had for
20 years, am less susceptible to cold,
have gained 20 lbs. and the symptoms
have disappeared—vanished before
"Name given by Postum Cos.. Battle
Creek, Mich. Read “The Road to
Wellville.” in pkgs.
Postum comes in two forms:
Regular Postum —must be well
boiled. 13c and 23c packages.
Instant Postum —is a soluble pow
der. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
in a cap of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makes a delicious bever
age instantly. 30c and 30c tins.
The cost per cup of both kinds Is
about the same.
“There's a Reason" for Postum.
—sold by Grocers.
WITH THE AFTERNOON TEA
Appetizing Drinks to Serve When the
Weather la Something More Than
In hot weather not all guests at af
i teraoon teas care for warm tea. For
such the punch known as Hongkong
cooler Is easily prepared.
Pour one quart of boiling water over
I three tablespoonfuls of Ceylon tea;
let it steep five minutes and then cooL
While it is cooling add four table*
: spoonfuls of sugar and three slices of
lemoL', two cloves ,ad a tablespoon
ful of Maraschino cherries. When
ready to serve fill tall f lasses half full
j of shaved ice and add a dash of rum
and a cherry to each glass. Place a
spray of mint on top of each glass.
Cafe frappe is a very acceptable tea
i dainty and is not difficult to make.
Pour one quart of boiling water over
eight tablespoonfuls of ground coffee,
let it stand ten minutes, then strain
and add three-quarters of a cupful of
Bugar, half a pint of warm milk and
half pint of cream, and then partly
; freeze the mixture. Serve with
whipped cream in tall glasses with a
I cherry on top of each.
Fanchonettes are made llwc the old
fashioned custard pie, only they are
the size of tarts. Prepare tbs, crust
In little patty tins and fill w lib a cus
tard made of four yolks of eggs, two
j ounces of butter, two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, two beaten whites of eggs,
three dessertspoonfuls of flour and
three-quarters of a pint of milk. BlentT
smoothly and bring to boiling point
in a granite saucepan, then fill the
tarts and bake in a medium oven.
1 When done, whip the other two whites
of eggs with two tableepoonfuls of
sugar for a meringue, and let it lightly
brown in the oven. When cold serve
I on a doily garnished with strips of
AROUND THE HOUSE
To scale fish quickly dip them in
If you have a chimney that does not
draw well, open the windows in the
room for ten minutes before the fire is
lighted, and see if that will not help
i the draft
Gold lace on embroidery can be
: cleaned by brushing It clean of dust
and then rubbing powdered alum well
’ into it. Leave this on for several
i hours, and when you brush it off the
tarnish will be gone.
To make the windows bright and
shining, add a small quantity of bluing
to the water whet' fou are washing
Sheets of tinfoil placed under doil
ies upon which glasses, pitchers or
vases of water are set will prevent the
dampness from soaking through and
Btaining polished tables.
Warm a lemon before squeezing It
and you wiH obtain nearly double the
quantity of Juice.
In washing delicate laces never use
starch, but if a slight stiffening Is de
sired two lumps of sugar in a basin of
warm w-ater will give all that is
Salad ala Dlable.
Take the meat of one large, fresh
boiled lobster and dice it; drain and
dry 12 raw oysters; cut in half one
fresh cucumber, remove the seeds, theE
slice it thin, mix and put in a bowl tc
marinate one hour in a dressing made
as follows: Four tablespoonfuls olive
oil, two of horseradish vinegar, salt
cayenne pepper; teaspoonful of Wor
cestershire sauce and one sliced shal
lot, two cloves and six drops lemon
Juice. Drain very carefully when
ready, mix with mayonnaise and add a
quarter cupful of finely chopped cel
ery. Serve in crisp lettuce leaves gar
nished with olives.
An economical cocktail is made ol
pineapple hulls. Cut the pineapple in
slices and place the outside and all
portions of the pineapple that are not
good enough for the table in a porce
lain kettle. Boil 20 minutes. Strain
and cooL Add to this the juice of a
lemon and some of the juice from the
fresh pineapple. Pour this over some
fresh pineapple in glasses. Do not
make it too sweet. Serve with either
a strawberry ,• a maraschino cherry
floating on top.
Select a white head, and after boil
ing, chop fine, and after it has drained
quite dry, stir in melted butter, pep
per and salt to taste, and four table
spoonfuls of cream. Heat through and
add two well-beaten eggs and turn the
whole into a buttered frying pan, stir
until very hot and let it brown under
neath. Put a hot dish over the pan
and reverse so that the brown under
side w ill be on top when served In the
Softening Hard-Boiled Eggs.
Eggs that have been boiled too long
ean be softened by lifting the sauce
pan off the fire and quickly placing it
under the cold water faucet, allowing
the cold water to run into it The
sudden shock in changing from hot
to cold water has the effect of soft
ening the egg.
Use Meat Scraps.
What to do with small scraps cn
beef and fowl Is a common household
question. The fragments may be col
lected and made into timbales, hash or
shepherd's pie for lunch, with boiled
rice or sweet potatoes as an accom
Dressing for Flank Steak.
Flank steak has better flavor 11
spread with a highly seasoned bread
dressing, rolled tightly, braised with
vegetables and a small quantity of
liquor, then cooked in a casserole.
Serve when tender, with tomato sauce
About Scrubbing Brushes.
When through using the scrubbing
brush, put It to dry with the bristles
downward. This saves the brush, as
It prevents the water from soaking
Into the wood and rotting the bristles.
Equal parts of cold macaroni cut
Into small bits, minced ham. lobster
and cold boiled carrots, chopped. Mix
well and add some good mayonnaise
dressing, with a few capers.
To Stone Raisins.
Place the raisins on a tin plate ir
a hot oven. When they are heated
through they can be split open and
the stones easily removed.
Ink That Emits Its Own Light.
A printer’s Ink that can be read In
the dark without other illumination
than that contained in the ink itself
Is being manufactured in Germany.
The preparation has a phosphorescent
quality that the Inventor claims will j
retain Its illuminating power for ten
to twelve years.—Exchange.
Laura Jean Libbeu 's
I 'Cop7Tikt, 1914, 'jy Jm McQme Ncwsper Syndiimle)
WORKING GIRLS WHO MYSTERI
“Trust no prayer or promise.
Words are grains ol sand.
To keep your heart unbroken,
Hold It In your hand.”
The startling announcement was re
cently made in a paper that nearly a
girls annually iis-
I v. fi appear in :lie
j|ppßßjgiiyifli* United States,
i WjP* They drop *ud
- denly out of sight
| as though the
: day of their
j youth, when life
i vi&i was y° un g v ith
!V’ *" **&?* &? them and their
" Mm! * hearts were sup
posedly filled with
the glow of hope? In making a long
find careful search of the matter, it
i has been discovered that It is rarely
I the girl with home ties who becomes
losL Nearly always it is the young
I woman who is practically al.ne in
; the world. Many people jump to the
conclusion at once that there is a
man in tne case. This is often the
truth. Rttvming from v;ork she runs
across an old beau to whom she was
nearly engaged. A glance of the eye,
j a clasp of the hand, and the old flame
Is relighted. Anew romance begins.
On the impulse of the moment, he
Bays “Let’s get married! But it must
be now or never! I’m on my way to
catch a boat to go where anew posi
tion awaits me. We’ll have barely
time enough to tie the knot.”
She has scarcely more than the .suit
Bhe has on her back. Why hesitate?
The dull season is coming on where
she works, and she knows that in all
probability she will bo laid off to
seek anew position. She realizes
what this struggle would be. She
places her little hand confidingly in
her lover’s, they hasten to be made
one. As the night slowly falls, they
are traveling away from the great
city which is to know her never again.
There are other girls who grow
discouraged with their work and lack
of appreciation. An angry word may
have passed between a girl and some
co-worker, who makes it so hard that
Bhe secretly determines to gp away—
anywhere. Sue buys a penny paper,
looks over the want column and reads:
“WANTED —A refined young lady to
.read daily and make herself useful to
elderly widow going abroad.”
She secures the position, and accom
panies the woman. Almost every line
of advertisement lures someone of
them to their betterment. Not half a
dozen of them out of a thousand can
be said to go wrong—follow the prim
rose path. When the life a girl has
led is distasteful, her one earnest
wi6h is to forget it. This she accom
plishes by closing and locking the
door of the past No one cares, bo
there’s no one to write to, or to tell
of the changes she has made for the
better. Those whom she knew were
Hcarcely more than acquaintances.
Why should she bother letting them
know what has become of her? Girls
who have relatives and friends have
seme tc- counsel with. They could
not drop out of sight. If they did,
they know they would leave behind
them broken hearts of those whom
they loved and who loved them. It
Is always safest and best to say fare
well to one’s friends to set all doubts
HAD FATE BEEN KIND.
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove
An unrelenting foe to love;
And when we meet a mutual heart
Come in between and bid us part.
It’s an old, trite but true, saying
that there are few women in the
world who have not indulged in need
less grieving over some ne’er-do-well,
fickle man. In their lonely moments,
they worry over what might have
They wonder if he ever gives a
thought to the sweetheart of other
days, and would live over the tender,
l>eautiful past again, if it were pos
sible. She remembers every spoken
word of love, all the sentiment that
was in his letters and her happiness
in his presence In those other days.
She ponders over the trifle which
parted them. The thought flashes
across her mind —is it too late for
fate to be kind to her? Is there a way
of bridging over the past and becom
ing reconciled with each other? She
has never been able to become in
terested in any other man. Each and
every one has suffered in comparison
with him. The man whose memory is
still in her heart had a nature which
attuned itself to hers. He was sym-
I>ethetic, generous, courteous as a
carpet knight of old. He studied her
every wish, and was never wanting
in his efforts to add to her comfort.
Jealousy, which has parted 60 many
lovers, caused their estrangement
Both of them were proud and neither
would make the first advance toward
reconciliation. She who flirts desper
ately to forget finds that she has pur
cued the wrong course to win a bet
The right kind of a marriageable
man does not want the girl for a
sweetheart who has no difficulty In
telng “on with anew kr*e before she
is off with the. old ” Thus she,ls left
tasteless at last, alone and heart hun
gry. What a pity it is that women will
waste their lives in grieving over that
which was really a blessing in dis
guise to them.
If women could look in upon the
homes of the men whom they coulc'n’t
Aviator and His Feet
“If one did not know better,” ic
2narked an obserr&i t man, 'lie would
lie inclined to believe an aviator is
skin to a centipede. Not long ago 1
was telling a friend that a certain
airman had dropped 45 feet *Ye?’
he asked. ‘And bow many had hr
Little Alick*s Sore Point
Little Alick was in the train the
other day, and in the seat opposite to
him was an old pensioner whose i
WAUT aU pilot
get, they would rejoice exceedingly
that they missed the object upon
whom they once set their heart. The
woman whom the ne’er-do-well does
marry no doubt wishes from the
depths of her heart that his first
sweetheart had married him instead of
it being her unhappy fate. She often
wonders, as she sits watching for him
to come home in the wee sma' hours
what the other woman would have
done were she in her place, under
just such disheartening circum
stances; what she would have said
to him had ne come heme to her at
any old time, expecting his dinner tc
be hot and the table to be loaded with
food, though he contributed little ct
nothing to its purchase. Would the
first sweetheart, after she had wedded
h:.m, have taken in sewing to make
both ends meet, that the butcher, the
baker and the candlestick maker
might be paid, aye and tL landlord,
too —that they \*)jldn’t have to move
every month? Would she have stood
for his sneers and abuses if she re
fused him money for cigars when she
could scarcely eke out sufficient
money to buy baby needed flanne’s?
She thinks how kind fate was to the
other girl ween she missed him.
Everyone should consider that what
ever happens must be ior the best.
CORRECTING WRONG IMPRES
Known mischiefs have their cure;
But doubts 4iave none.
And better is despair than fruitless hope
MI -’d with a killing fear.
No matter how fair the average girl
may be, she is never quite satisfied
with herself. If her cheeks are pale
as the petals of a white lily, she
sighs because they do not bloom like
When a crowd of young girls get
together, one whispers to the other
a solution of the problem. Surely a
little rouge wouldn’t hurt, or a bit of
powder dabbed on a dainty nose and
then has.ily brushed off again. They
long to look beautiful like their elder
sisters. These little amateurs make
sad caricatures of their pretty faces.
With powder an inch thick, cheek and
lip tinted vermilion red and eyes
made up they sally forth to be ad
mired of all observers.
They are nice girls, modest, too,
even though they chatter like magpies
as they stroll along and giggle and
laugh as only merry, light-hearted,
very young girls do. Then they are
shocked to the very depths of their
sensitive souls to see the young men
whom they pass on the street ogling
them, and hear impertinent remarks
addressed to them, and comments
which bring real flushings to their
cheeks as well as tears to their eyes.
If these girls could see themselves
as others see them they might real
ize they had brought these misfor
tunes upon themselves by appearing
to be a very different class of girls
from what they really were.
Rude young men will always jeer
and act familiarly toward a girl wbo
gets herself up to challenge his at
tention, as he infers. The same young
men would raise a row if their own
sisters got themselves up conspicu
ously to go on a street parade. Girls
can look Just as pretty, dress as' natty,
and be quite as chic without even a
vestige of make-up on their faces.
In after years, when their charms
are fading, they may need it to coax
•back a semblance of youth and
beauty; but never until then. The
girl who talks slangy, thinking it is
quite smart, soon after she is intro
duced to a man is more than apt to
give him an idea that she is one of
the sporty kind, while she is not.
Not that girls have to talk and ar_ by
a rule; for from it.
If they’re sweet, natural and joy
ous, that is all a man is looking for
in his search for a sweetheart. The
modest girl makes a mistake in copy
ing the mannerism of her companion
who thinks it cute to De swagger and
have a doll-like face.
It must be said, in behalf of the
girls that when their mistake is point
ed out to them, they see their folly
and hasten to correct it, that they
may not create wrong impressions.
Every girl should regard the propri
eties and not be tempted to look
ridiculous in public.
Chinese Army Pay.
Pure silver, broken into small, ir
regular pieces, forms the pay of the
Chinese soldier. Payment is an ex
traordinary process. The whole of the
night preceding is occupied in weigh
ing out for each man his required
quantity of silver, which is a very
tedious business, aad only successfully
accomplished by infinite care, for here
a piece the size of a pin's head has
to be chipped off, and there a piece
of similar minute proportions added.
Each man's silver bits are carefully
wrapped in paper, with his name en
dorsed upon it, and the various par
cels are distributed upon parade. A
private receives thr ,-e and a half taels
a month, and, having got his silver
parcel, loses no time in exchanging
the pieces at the nearest tradesman’s
shop, where for each tael he receives
1,000 small coins, called cash.
Making Use of Smoke.
A novel method of getting rid of
black smoke and at the same time
turning It to practical use is now being
adopted in some Belgian factories.
The smoke is driven by fans into a
porous receptacle over which flows a
stream of petroleum or similar liquid.
The smoke is thus caught and turned
into a gas that gives great heat, and
can be used for running gas enginea
Laughs at “Neurasthenia.’’
Each day sees 6ome cherished illu
sion knocked on the head. Among
the latest to be remorselessly brained
b 1 the rough hand of the scientific in
vestigator is the notion that the coun
try is healthier than the city. A mod
em, a very modem, novelist repre
sents a London physician as scoffing
at what he termed the “neurasthen'a
Rosemary—"l wonder Low it feels
to be back of a funny little mustache
like yours.” Thornton—“l can’t tell
you very well, but I will cheerfully
show you how it feels to be in front
breast was covered with medals.
Alicl' gazed at him and the medals
long and earnestly, and at last said to
his mother: Mamma, why does that
man wear his money on his coat?
Won’t they let him have pockets T’
When Y©y Can Tell Them.
“Success brings out a man’s
friends.' "Yes, but if you want to
know your real friends count the few
who support you when yon don’t seem
to have a chance to win."—Detroi* !
DOMESTIC BREEDS OF SHEEP IN AMERICA
Three Representative Shropshire Ewes.
' _ ;■ '• . ' jig.
Three Representative Ramboufllets (French Merinos.)
u’rerared by the Jnited States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
All the domest.c sheep in America
have originated from importations,
most of which hive been made from
European counr'es since the begin
ning of the nlr/fteeuth century. The
fine wools are found upon the western
ranges and to a lesser extent through
the Ohio flne-voOl region. They are
undergoing some changes to improve
the carcass and increase the length of
wool; some foreign blood is being
used to do it; nevertheless these sec
tions may still be regarded as being
fine wool in character.
In Tennessee, Virginia and Ken
tucky, the spring lamb region of Amer
ica, Southdown rams are very popu
lar. Through the central farming sec
tions of the country the medium-wool
breeds have taken possession, the long
wools largely being in locations more
favorable to them in the North and
Northwest, notably Canada, Utah,
Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
It is not always possible to say that
there is one best breed for any sec
tion. There may be two or three that
would do equally as well, but it is
undeniable that some breeds are far
more suitable than others for a given
location. All the breeds have their
good qualities and most of them, if
properly handled, will give good re
sults ir> some section of America. The
problem is to get the ones best adapt
ed to particular conditions. Some
breeds have a larger number of high
class individuals than others, but a
truly successful breeder can improve
any of them.
At a rule, Lut one breed should be
selected. Where there is more than
one breed upon a farm it is a difficult
matter to keep the gates all closed at
the proper time and prevent crossing.
If several farms art Available more
breeds can be handled, but the diffi
culties in management are much In
creased. The most successful sheep
breeders in America handle but one
breed. The fact that there are more
breeds than in any other class of farm
animals may in itself make the selec
tion of one breed rather difficult.
Some of the deciding factors should
be climatic conditions, feeds available,
altitude, the particular line of the in
dustry to be followed, and popularity
of the breed in the section in which
the farmer is located.
The effect of climate is strikingly
illustrated in the evolution of the
sheep industry of the extreme North
west. The Willamette Valley in Ore
gon, now no famous for its long wools,
was once partly occupied by fine
wool sheep. The large amount of rain
fall, which comes in a long-continued
drizzle, caused the hay and weed
seeds that became lodged In the wool
to grow and become green upon the
sheep’s back. The Merino breeds were
decidedly out of place there. After a
time the Lincoln and other long wool
breeds were introduced and the in
dustry assumed a different aspect.
Their long locks act as a thatch, car
rying the water off, and these breeds
thrive as they do in few places ex
cept their native counties in England.
The kind of feed produced is of im
portance. The large breeds have been
veloped upon land that has produced
abundantly. They are capable of tak
ing care of a larger amount of feed,
such as the moist fertile lowlands pro
duce, while the smaller breeds succeed
better upon the less abundant fare of
drier-and less fertile pastures. There
is evidently some connection between
the general high quality of the smaller
breeds and the scanty, more nutritious
feeds that they receive under natural
conditions. If they are removed to
the lowlands they lose much'of their
characteristic and quality.
The effect of altitude upon a breed
is also apparent, but how much of this
effect is due to the amounts and kinds
of feed it is difficult to determine. Cer
tain it is that the mountain breeds
are smaller, more active, more hardy,
and better able to care for themselves
than th*>ir lowland neighbors.
The importance of hardiness in the
mountain breeds was shown during
the last century along the Scottish
border. The Cheviot had for a num
ber cf years been displacing the black
faced Highland breed because of its
finer quality of wool and somewhat
better carcass. A number of severe
winters worked havoc among the
flocks of the former breed by caus
ing a very heavy lamb loss, and the
Highland breed, because of Its hardi
ness, came back into Ks own.
Whether the breeder expects to spe
cialize upon some particular line of
sheep farming should likewise be in
strumental in making a decision. If
winter lambs are to be produced a
breed must be secured that will breed
at the right season of the year, and
not all will do this. The Dorset, Me
rino and Tunis have given the best
satisfaction thus far.
The popularity of a breed will often j
have its effect in influencing one's de
cision. Some breeds have been de- J
veloped under conditions that are ;
more general, or else they have a
wider range of adaptability than oth
ers. The popularity of ovsral breeds
DO NOT USE CHEAP STALLION
Because Scrub Animal Is Near and
Fee Is Small Is Poor Excuse-
Study Type of
A cheap stallion should never be
used for breeding the farm mare, sim
ply because he is near at hand or his
service fee is less than that of a good
horse. It will pay to drive ten or
even twenty miles If a good stallion
cannot be reached nearer than that,
rather than raise an inferior coit.
In this country is due to this fact. No
better illustrations of these can be
mentioned than the Merinos and
Shropehires that are found from Maine
to California. Some of the minor
breeds need men who will place them
before the public, as there can be no
doubt as to the effect of a wide-awake
breed association in advancing a
It is well before making a selection
to consider carefully the most popu
lar breed in your community. There
is usually some good reason for its
being popular, but occasionally be
cause of a fashion a breed will enjoy
a “boom'' that it does not . ightly de
serve. In some states at the present
time there are colonies of breeders
handling certain breeds, and buyers
are attracted there because there are
excellent opportunities for selection in
the neighborhood. There are also ad
vantages connected with buying ftock
near home. The keen competition of
fered by • some of the classes in the
show ring has been a lure that has
caused some men to take up a cer
tain breed. Others have been con
tent to win more often in the smaller
classes where the winnings are easier.
Some breeds are regarded as need
ing more care than ethers; at any rate
they become more unsightly if denied
this attention. However, no flock
will thrive upon mismanagement.
Good appearance is always desirable,
and sometimes it is of prime impor
tance. The u e of sheep for keeping
the lawns of parks and country places
in trim has been in effect in this ooun
tr: for years and here attractiveness
is indispensable. The Southdown has
proved very popular for this purpose.
SWEET CLOVER GAINS FAVOR
Increasing Attention Being Given Crop
at Forage Plant—Used Success
fully as Ensilage.
'Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
For the past two yerrs increasing
attention has been given to sweet
clover as a forage plant. County agri
cultural agents in several states last
year gave the crop some attention In
an experimental way. Those in Kan
sas and South Dakota were particu
larly active, and the results were so
satisfactory that the area seeded this
year has been enormously increased.
A report from Allen county, Kansas,
states that more than 2,000 acres were
seeded in that county this year. Last
year a farmer in Clinton county, lowa,
conducted an excursion to a farm on
which is grown annually 60 to 100
acres of sweet clover for hay and pas
ture on land worth more than SIOO
per acre. On June 9 and 10 this year
two Illinois county agents Joined in an
excursion to a 300-acre sweet clover
farm in Ogle county, Illinois. One
county sent 21 automobiles with 109
farmers representing 25 townships. A
total of 45 automobiles made up the
train. Among the interesting tilings
done on the farm visited is the pas
turing of 60 head of cattle on 40 acres
of sw'eet clover. The clover is also
used successfully as ensilage.
Indications of Good Layers.
Here are some other indications
which will enable the selection of the
best laying hens without the une of
trap nests. Those which are of? the
roost earliest in the morning anc dig
ging in the litter for their breakfast,
and the last ones to go to roost at
night, are the ones you can be sure
are your very best layers, or, In other
words, are your money makers. These
are the ones you should select for
your breeding pens. A lively, alert,
and singing fowl clearly shows by her
appearance that sbe is the kind to
keep for profit.
TcJte Care of Your Sheep.
Th' re is an old adage which if kept
in raind and acted on by every feeder
not only with his sheep, but with all
his live stock, he would do much better
than the average feeder; and that ad
age is s.mply this: ‘‘An animal well
summered is half wintered, and an
animal well wintered is half sum
mered,” which means that the year
through you should keep your animals
In nice smooth plump condition.
Why Timothy la Favored.
Timothy is a palatable hay and this
is one of the chief reasons why it is
standard in most markets. In addi
tion to this a horse can be fed a large
quantity of It and will suffer no 111 ef
fect* when given a hard drive immedi
ately after haring eaten the hay. Pah
atatllity depends largely on the time
the hay Is cut and on the methed of
Produce Succulent Food.
Generally speaking It is more eco
nomical to product; succulent feed in
the form of roots for a small number
of cows than to produce It In the form
of s.lage, though email silos are now
manufactured and used to some ex
Fanners should also study the tyj'S of
sire used. A stallion should be
chosen to meet the demands of the
man;. That is, a long, ran gey tiare
should be bred to the Percheron type
of etUlion rather than the Cljdes
dale type. A close-built mare might
bo Better bred to the Clydesdale- type
Derr and for Dairy Products.
D*iiry cattle are increasing, but the
demand for dairy products far ex- j
ENTIRELY A PRIVATE AFFAIR
Group of Surveyors Really Had No
Right to “Peek” at Couple Far
Out c>n the Lake.
Far out on Lake Elrie. neailv a mile
from Edgewater park beach, there
was a speck of black on the water.
Nearer shore there were ether and
larger specks Close in the specks be
came boats, containing fishermen and
other people. There must have been
a hundred, all told.
On the hill that borders the park
beach a party of city engineers were
at w ork.
Resting for a moment, an engineer
looked out over the lake. He saw the
furthest tiny speck.
"I wonder what that boat is doing
way out there." he mused. And he re
maiked to the others about h*m.
So they brought one of these things
surveyors iook threugh to ascertain
distance and straighten a line. They
trained it on the speck, and. taking
turns at looking, they saw as plainly
as if the boat rested only a few hun
dred feet away.
A man wearing a white shirt and a
girl wearing a white waist were in
that boat. They sat together on the I
center seat. An arm of each embraced
A stir. The girl used her other arm
to reach Into the mans pocket. She
extracted a cigarette, lighted it, and
then blew smeite in the man’s face.
"Oh, let’s quit and be gentlemen,”
said the surveyors. "They wouldn't
enjoy it at all if they knew somebody 1
was looking.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Chinese Forest Reserves.
The Chinese national conservation j
bureau is considering reforestation at
the headwaters of the Yellow river.
The government report shows that
this will ameliorate the torrents and j
cause a more regular flow from the
now denuded uplands. It is acknowl
edged, however, that this reforesta
tion may not have an appreciable ef
fect within the lifetime of the present
Heard at the Beach.
“Why are the breakers like book
“Give It up. Why?”
“Because they pour over figures.”
What is Castoria
C ASTORIA is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops
and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium,
Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age ; .s its guarantee. It
destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it
has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind
Colic, all Teething Troubles and Diarrhoea, It regulates the Stomach
and Bowels, assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in for over
30 years, has borne t he signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under
his personal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one * j deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and “ Just-as-good ” are out Experiments that
trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and
Children—Experience against Experiment. Sy* , //
Gcnuiiie always bears the signature of
Old Fable Revised.
The grasshopper knocked humbly at
■ :he oi the ant's prosperous-look-
I !ng home.
“What do you want?” said the ant,
in a thin, hard voice.
“A little food, and shelter from the
i ;old winds,” replied the grasshopper.
‘I car. feel the icy hand of winter
dutching at my throat.”
“And, may I ask,” said the u lsym
oathetic ant, “how comes it that ycu
lave wasted the summer?”
"The sun shone bright. Everything
svas gay and I did naught but dance
from morn till night.”
“Why didn’t you tell me that be
fore?” said the ant, smiling her sweet
est smile. “Come right in and make
yourself at home. Ive been too busy
to learn the new dances, and, if you'll
teach rne, you can name your own
ERUPTION OVER CHILD'S BODY
Route No. 3, Box 67, Little Falls,
Mind. —“Our little boy was taken sick
with a fever and after the fever he
broke out with a sore eruption all over
his body. We ccuid get nothing to
help him. The sores were large and
red and bleeding. They started with
blisters as if he were burned and
when they broke they would bleed
and they itched so that he could not
sleep for some time. We had him ell
tied up with bandages and then we
had to soak them off every day.
“We bought a cake of Cuticura Soap
and a box of Cuticura Ointment
which soon gave him relief. Now he
is as well as can be for in three weeks
he was all healed by the Cuticura
Soap and Ointment.” (Signed) George
Wolters. Jan. 29, 1914. \
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free,with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post
card “Cuticura. Dept. L, Boston.”—Adv.
A well-known comedian who is not
ed. among other things, for his ability
to stow away highballs without out
ward evidences of the same was stand
ing before a New Y’ork bar stirring the
ice in his glass.
Another actor, who cannot take
many drinks without showing the ef
fect 8, drifted in.
“Hello, Hank,” he hailed. “How
about you and I taking a drink or so
"Charley,” said the other, “I'll spot
you five.” —Saturday Evening Post
If amateur golf players are to be
considered as jeopardizing their status
because they write newspaper articles
describing their game, golf literature
will suffer a serious eclipse—or Bhould ;
it be called a reform?—New York
"Waiter, this pudding Is quite cold.”
"Impossible, sir! This is the fifth |
time it has been warmed since morn
w ße|>eater w Smokeless Shells.
If you want a good low-priced Smokeless powder “load,”
Winchester Factory Loaded “Repeater" Shells will
surely suit yo u. They are loaded with the standard
brands of powder and shot, good wadding and with that
same care and precision which have made the Win
chester “ Leader ” the mAt popular and satisfactory
high-grade shell upon the market. Some shooters insist
that Winchester “ Repeaters ” are better than other
makers' highest grade shells. A trial will tell the tale.
Don't forget the name: Winchester “ Repeater,”
THE YELLOW SHELL WITH THE CORRUGATED HEAD.
Backache h a Warning
Nature a' ways j?lv*s fair warning when
ever anything is goingr wronjf inside the
botly. Wheu warned of kidney weaknenK
by an admit? back or disordered urination,
give the kidueya ptmupl help and avoid
uiore serious troubles.
Kidney tumble is X dangerous thin.*?, be
cause the kidueys are the blood Alters, and
weak kidneys soon upset the healthiest
system, causing rheumatic attacks, gravel,
dropsy and Bright's disease.
Down’s K idney Pill*, is a int*si reliable kid
ney remedy. J>oaii*t: are used successfully
all over the civrlUcd world and publicly rec
ommended by thcusa,udsof guvteful people.
A Wisconsin Case.
r, . Mr*. Arthur A
jjffV-. F*t*ra. 135., K I'av
hKjjr J W is., says’ “I was
T laid tp In lx and for
/ with a hemorrhage
Ih of my Sidneys 1
Y.mLI i (H had aWful d'rr.y
-*spell* with a tired
- - h’l-ffone feeling. IX. -
toring didn't help
“jj WjjjgC-W* a bit and I got
- discouraged. I hap-
P*-n*d to read of
V Doan's Kidney Pills
' _BaKimW9.y>cKs and they saved my
A- e life. I have used
since and they have kept me in good
Get Doan's at Any Store. 50c a Box
FOoTER-MILBURN CO- BUFFALO. N. Y.
Your Bowels *
Cut out cathartics and purgatives. The-' are
brutal, harsh, unnecessary.
LIVER PILLS JMb * X.,
Puie'v veget?ble Act JlilfrtrjTrD'C
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eliminate bile, and Jem wyffflW ■iTTi r
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Sick Head- -*
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Genuine must bear Signature
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Use any Injortor. but Cutter's beet.
The superiority of Cutter products is due to over 15
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Insist on Cutter's. If unc buimible, order direct.
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LEFT HIM WITH GOOD WISHES
Rather Mean Trick of Stranger Whom
Robinson Had Gone Out of Hi*
Way to Help.
Robinson was one of those really
good-natured souls who are always
| ready to lend a hand to a pal In
One day, as he was pegging along
on his bicycle down a narrow country
road, lie came across a man holding
a ram by the horns.
“Hello!” cried Robinson. “Can I
“I should be much obliged,” replied
the other, “If you’d hold this ram just
while I get that gate over there open.”
“Certainly,” replied Robinson; and,
dismounting, be boiily seized the ram
by the horns.
“Thanks, awfi.Ty!” replied the
stranger, now on the further side of
the gate. “Th. brute attacked me
me a L ’u.zv. 3:. nour ago, and I've been
struggling with him ever since. So
long, old chap! Hope you’ll be as
lucky as I was!”
Polo for Women.
Englishwomen were ever splendid
horsewomen, so one wonders wny it
has been left to American women to
be first in the field with polo for
women. Many a hard match has been
played in the United States during
the last twelve monthH by mixed
teams, sometimes consisting of three
men captained by one womar, and by
women’s teams. As one thinks of the
wonderful pluck of our women here
who ride to hounds, their dash and
enthusiasm, it naturally occurs to one
that they are born for poio if ever
women were.—London Daily Mall.
Proves Artie Was Hot.
Corroborating the report of sound
ings in the Arctic sea made by the
Karluk expedition that revealed the
presence of coral Is a recent note In
science that the fossil flora of that
icy climatic show the presence of
abundant and luxuriant ferns and
palmlike plants produced by the trop
ical conditions of late paleozoic and
middle cerio/.olc geologic time. F. H.
Knowlton of the United States geo
logical survey has published a descrip
tion of such plants found about Cape
Lisburne, 100 miles north of the arctic
circle on the western coast of Alaska.
Passing the Time.
Spokane wants to change from
western to mountain time in order t-o
gain an hour in the evening. Why go
to all this trouble when, by getting
up earlier in the morning, the Spo
kanltes can gain all they want and
have an interesting hour in the gar
den? —Tacoma News.
YOI'R OWN DBrGOIHT WII.I. TIUTOO
Try Morin* Bye hxuiedy for tt*d, Wt.**, Wat*rr
KfM and (iranolawd K,*llds, No Smarting—
lost K,s Contort. Writ* tor Book of u* Kjro
bj niiwi Krre. Mirrine Hr* Hen.odr <jo., t botagu
It is always better to live so that
your neighbors will not feel like con
gratulating your widew.
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